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Western House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ware, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8151 / 51°48'54"N

Longitude: -0.0291 / 0°1'44"W

OS Eastings: 535957

OS Northings: 214777

OS Grid: TL359147

Mapcode National: GBR KBL.5H5

Mapcode Global: VHGPH.GM0X

Plus Code: 9C3XRX8C+29

Entry Name: Western House

Listing Date: 14 March 1974

Last Amended: 13 September 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275419

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412293

Location: Ware, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG12

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ware

Built-Up Area: Ware

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ware

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


829-1/7/57 (North side)
14/03/74 Western House
(Formerly Listed as:
Western House Hospital and Home)


Former workhouse of the Ware Poor Law Institution, now flats.
1839-40, converted to flats 1993-4. Designed by Brown & Herman
(London). Stucco front block has Welsh slated roof behind
Single storey with plinth, frieze and cornice. Central
pedimented portico has outer Doric pillars flanking Greek
Ionic columns, all on plinth broken by central flight of steps
up to glazed 2 fold door and rectangular fanlight in eared
architrave surround. 2 tall 3 light sash windows with glazing
bars between Doric pilasters. Laid out on the panopticon plan,
of Jeremy Bentham. 4 back wings radiating, diagonally to front
wing, from tall central octagon, windows with hinged lights,
glazing bars, reveals, flat arches. Single storey end wings.
(Edwards E and Perman D: Ware's Past In Pictures: Ware: 1991-:
18; Lavender S: Churches, Chapels and Faiths of Ware: Ware:
1989-: 40; The Buildings of England: Pevsner N (rev. Chery B):
Hertfordshire: Harmondsworth: 1977-: 381; Perman D: Ware UD.
List of buildings of special arch or historic interest: 1993-:
17; Ware Tithe Map: 1845-).

Listing NGR: TL3595714777

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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